I launched to flat calm conditions and trolled the channel edges with various lures. The only Striper on my kayak came on a Rapala crank bait, and the fish measured at 17". I was just pumped I caught a fish on my new Curado reel. I don't think the big ones have made it up there yet and it will be a little bit before the water warms up. It was also pretty muddy from the recent heavy rains with debris coming from the susquehanna river.
Of course we couldn't launch the boat without getting a little fishing in. We headed out for the evening and anchored up with some perch we caught. Greg got the biggest striper of the day at 19"and his first on his boat this year! There was plenty of Channel catfish around and some made aggressive runs on the bait runner reels. The biggest Catfish was low 30 inches.
We ran back in on pretty smooth water with the ETec on plane.
The trip was also a good chance to use the Tackle Webs I installed on my Outback. You can check them out on their website.
They are put on either side of your legs and the one above has a pliers holder pocket and another smaller pocket. On the other side there's one large mesh pocket. I used the adhesive backings that come with the Tackle Webs and also put small stainless screws at 3 of the corners to anchor them in. I backed the screws with some marine goop to seal them from the water. The storage is awesome to have and definitely helps you stay organized in a confined area. The other side is where I usually keep my Fish grips and other soft plastics. Overall, they are very convenient to have and are a good upgrade to the Hobie Outback.
As always, it's a good good day on the water when you're catching fish!